Roman Buildings Spin Puzzle - Bill Burton

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Buildings of ancient Rome. Can you find them from a clue? Spin the wheel for your clue.
Pont du Gard
Tallest Roman structure
Located near Nimes, France.
Really just a three story bridge.
Roman aqueduct in France.
Mount Vesuvius
Blast from the past that happened August 24, 79A.D. right around lunch time.
Destroyed the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
The eruption created a cloud of debris 12 miles high in the atmosphere.
The volcanic ash covered Pompeii and Herculaneum 16 feet deep.
The eruption was hundred thousand times more powerful than the Hiroshima - Nagasaki bombings.
It was as hot as 1299 degrees Fahrenheit.
Comes from a Greek term which means to 'honor all Gods.'
Largest unreinforced dome in the world.
It has an eye called an Oculus.
This building has perfect proportions. The top to bottom measurement equals the diameter
Circus Maximus
Largest stadium in ancient Rome.
Designed for chariot races.
Capacity for 250,000 spectators.
Races lasted for seven times around the track - about seven miles.
Both the chariot and the charioteers were in the team colors of (red, white, green, and blue.)
Volcanic ash, minerals, lime, and chunks of volcanic rock.
Used for buildings, bridges, and roads.
This Roman material last longer than today's counterpart.
Appian Way
One of the earliest roads in Roman history.
It connected Rome to the city of Brindisi.
It was the main route for military troops and supplies.
It shows that the Romans were masters of road construction.
It started the phrase 'all roads lead to Rome'
Some of the art in this location includes a fish for Christ or a dove for peace of heaven.
Made popular in the Indiana Jones movie.
Some are along the Appian Way.
About forty of these sites exist or have been discovered.
Main plaza in Ancient Rome.
Contains ruins of government buildings.
Located in the valley of the Capitoline and Palatine Hills.
Roman Bath
A place to exercise, get a massage, read a scroll, or get beauty treatments. Called the palaestra.
The tepidarium - from the Latin tepidus, which means mild -a luke-warm bath.
After the tepidarium was the caldarium which was a hot bath.
Next if your choose was the frigidarium which was a cold bath.
The public ones were arranged for conversation.
Separated by sex - but same fixtures.
The Charmin was a sea sponge on a stick.
Contents were flushed out with waste water.
These were built with steep seating for better sound.
These were copied from the Greeks however they included a backdrop.
On the day of Caesar's assassination, it took place in a theater curia.
Tiber River
This flows west of the city of Rome.
Third longest (252 miles) in Italy being superseded by the Po (405 miles) and Adige (255 miles.)
Saint Peter's cathedral is on this location as well as the Vatican
103 feet tall bronze statue made for the emperor Nero.
It took 24 elephants to move it to the area in front of the Colosseum.
A sun-ray crown was added and it was renamed Colossus Solis.
Still the largest amphitheater in the world.
60,000 Jewish slaves built this in 9 years.
50,000 people could enter it and it would only take about 20 minutes for everybody to find their seat, due to 84 gates.
400,000 people lost their life and over a million wild animals were slaughtered here.
The wooden floor of this building could be removed and filled with water for mock naval battles.
Egyptian sand of the arena floor soaked blood better here.
Romans had the earliest form of a Sky dome. If it rained they stretched a red canvas over the entire top.
Outside was decorated with the three types of columns (Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian.)
Keystone, Voussoir, Impost, and Pier were all part of the ______ ______.
Roman Arch
Provided support for bridges, aqueducts, roads, roads, amphitheaters as well as theaters. ______ ______.
Later replaced with the Gothic and flat ______
The _____ _____ allowed for bigger buildings, longer roads, and better aqueducts.
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